3D Printing Challenge at I.T.T. Tallaght


Cris Mc Clelland  and his  team from 3rd Year Mechanical Engineering & Technology  Society organized the inaugural 3D Printing Challenge for their students and 3D Printing Dublin were invited along by Gerry Ryder, Head of Mechanical Engineering  to judge the competition along with representatives from DCU and UCD and HP.

The students had access to a College Rep Rap Prusa to print their rapid  prototypes.

As one of the judges it was extremely difficult to pick a winner from the teams as the standard was very high.   There were twelve teams  in total who each displayed and presented their designs and the joint 1st Place winners  were Alan Crowther and Alex Sharkey with the Hydro- Garden a 3D printed plant carrier featuring a futuristic design and Specter and Specterina  from Team Spike  with their  globe inside a globe.   In third place was team Magic  with the spiral  egg cup design.

Some other designs of interest included the “Hand held” i-Phone/Tablet Holder,the Fruit Juicer from Team Ultorn and not forgetting We are Groot with their design for a Chalice.